The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs released it’s mid-year report of the response to humanitarian emergencies around the world. Taken together, these graphics do an excellent job of telling the story of a humanitarian system under enormous...
The Disaster Relief 2.0 Blog Series provides a public forum for people from both the humanitarian and volunteer and technical communities to discuss ideas in this report and the future of disaster relief.
A new partnership between the Harvard Humanitarian Project, the UN Foundation, the Vodafone Foundation and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is formed to investigate the role that grassroots technology groups played in the Haiti earthquake response.
An Indonesian community near the erupting Mount Merapi volcano is using Twitter in a new way to help manage a disaster response.
On Friday, we will find out what happens when a hurricane pounds a country in which 1.3 million people live in tents. Between the cholera epidemic, the earthquake and the storm, aid workers, government, the Haitian people are struggling to cope with three concurrent humanitarian emergencies.
Tomas is teetering between hurricane, tropical storm and tropical depression status. No matter what the prefix, Haiti is in the direct path of what is shaping up to be a very violent storm.
Severe flooding hits Benin, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria. Welcome to the next big humanitarian crisis. But after Hait and Pakistan, will there be enough money for emergency relief for the region?
It is clear that the terrorist organization is seeking to use the Pakistan floods to its advantage. What is less clear is whether or not the international community is willing to counter al Qaeda's propaganda by fully funding Pakistan flood relief.